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Thursday, August 11, 2022


Transportation

Highway 4 closures expected to continue until fall 2022

The highway connecting Vancouver Island to Tofino and Ucluelet is undergoing intricate blasts delaying completion.

MV Coho ferry service between Victoria and Port Angeles to resume November 8th

It will run two daily sailings from Victoria
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RCMP seek witnesses and dashcam footage following a serious collision in North Saanich

A cyclist suffered serious injuries.
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Driver involved in two-vehicle crash near Mill Bay pronounced dead on scene

Police are investigating the crash.
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US will open its border to non-essential travellers on November 8th

That includes vaccinated Canadians!
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BC Ferries vessel delayed after woman found in the water near Horseshoe Bay

Crews found her car unoccupied with the keys still at the Departure Bay ferry terminal.

Canada ranks #8 for most powerful passport

Canadians can travel freely to 184 countries.

Two Victoria hotels top list of best Canadian hotels to stay at

An Oak Bay hotel topped the list!
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BC Ferries announces multiple sailing cancellations today

Due to a mechanical failure on one of the vessels.

Winter tires are now required on BC highways as of this Friday, October 1st

This includes the Malahat and Sooke Road (Highway 14).
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Police incident closes section of Pandora Avenue in Victoria Monday morning

Unconfirmed reports suggest an officer has been injured.
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US extends land border closure to Canadians for another month

Until at least October 21st.

Westshore RCMP warn drivers after four traffic incidents within two hours today

Including a bus roll over near Thetis Lake.

There’s a new high-speed passenger ferry to downtown Vancouver coming to Nanaimo

Details will be announced in the near future.

WestJet announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for all employees

Full vaccination will be a requirement of employment as of October 30th.

Here’s how the BC Vaccine Card will work starting September 13th

Physical proof of vaccination will be accepted until September 27th.

Here’s what to expect when Clipper sailings return to Victoria’s inner harbour

Ferry service will begin on September 17th for American visitors

Traffic snarled at Johnson Street bridge due to anti-police violence protest

VicPD have been on scene since 3:30.
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BC Ferries offers tips for customers travelling this Labour Day weekend

Save yourself a headache with these tips!

Kids 12 and under can ride BC Transit for free starting next week

Approximately 340,000 children across the province will have access to free transit
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BC highway patrol officers bring runaway car to miraculous stop near Nanaimo

Not so miraculous was the fact the car was stolen.

Air Canada to require all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated

All staff must be fully vaccinated by October 30th

BC Ferries reinstates mandatory mask policy for sailings and terminals

Additional measures will allow customers to remain in their vehicles.

BC Ferries announces names for new vessels at special ceremony

The Island Nagalis and Island K’ulut’a will begin service in 2022

Canada will require federal workers in travel sectors to be fully-immunized by October

Officials are working to make vaccination mandatory for commercial travel as well.
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The Royal Canadian Air Force will conduct a flyby in Esquimalt Monday night

In honour of National Peacekeepers’ Parade at Memorial Park.

Central Saanich crash leads to death of elderly couple

BC Coroners Service is currently investigating the cause of death.

BC Ferries cancels sailings from Victoria to Vancouver Wednesday evening

Citing a staffing shortage.

Section of Pat Bay Highway will be closed Monday morning for peaceful demonstration

Expect delays between 8:50 a.m. and 10:10 a.m.

BC Transit rolling out ten new eco-friendly buses to Victoria fleet starting this week

And they’ll have USB charging ports!

‘Adopt A Highway’ submissions are now open in BC after brief hiatus

Volunteer groups can adopt a minimum two-kilometre stretch of highway for two years.
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Vehicle rollover snarls traffic on Trans-Canada Highway in Ladysmith

BCEHS are currently on scene and have airlifted one patient.
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Canada will reopen its borders to fully-vaccinated travellers from the US in August

Fully vaccinated travelers from any country can visit Canada, starting September 7th.
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Highway to Tofino and Ucluelet closed temporarily due to rockslide

It’s estimated to reopen at 5 p.m.

Traffic snarled at section of Shelbourne Street in Saanich due to gas leak Tuesday...

Emergency crews are currently on scene.

Victoria residents have one more week to provide feedback on handyDART centre

The new handyDART Centre will be located at 2401 Burnside Road.

BC launches website to help better understand and fight violation tickets

Dispute the ticket quicker without going to court!

Province making improvements to highway near Malahat Skywalk ahead of grand opening

The new attraction opens on July 15th.
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Westshore RCMP rescue young family after encounter with bear in Gowlland Tod Park

Make sure to be prepared when you go for a hike!
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Two people hospitalized after small plane crashes in Mill Bay Monday afternoon

It crash landed in a residential neighbourhood.
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BC Ferries offers deals for travellers with RVs, campers, and trailers on its most...

Only valid if you purchase it in advance.
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Tofino and Ucluelet RCMP impounded 13 cars this past weekend

41 violation tickets were also handed out.
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Fully-vaccinated Canadians returning to the country won’t have to quarantine starting July 5th

Travellers will still participate in a pre-travel and on-arrival COVID-19 test.
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BC Ferries announces recreational travel will resume starting tomorrow

BC Ferries' website crashed moments after the announcement was made.

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority publicly advocates for earlier return of cruise ships

The GVHA said the industry is threatened by the current temporary legislation.

ICBC will issue a second COVID-19 rebate to its customers

To those who had an active policy between October 2020 and March 2021.

Langford considers installing 3D crosswalk as a trial

Move over, Marvel.

Here’s when to expect lane closures on the Pat Bay Highway over the next...

Closures will occur mainly in the evening.